The Week in Livable Streets Events

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The highlight of the week is the Bike Summit at the end of the week, but there’s some other interesting stuff surrounding the Summit as well.  Oh, and that lecture Thursday night looks kind of interesting.

Monday – The Downtown Business Improvement District holds a discussion on what the Downtown’s transit system will look like ten years from now.  The Regional Connector, Streetcar, and even High Speed Rail are on the agenda.  The program will run from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at The Exchange.  For more information, visit Blogdowntown.

Thursday – Kicking off the Street Summit is a lecture by the groundbreaking NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.  I could go on and on about what her leadership has meant for New York City, but she says it better herself in this Streetfilm from last year.  The lecture begins at 7:30 on the Oxy Campus.  For directions and more information, click here.  If you live on the Westside and you’re interested in carpooling, just email me.

Thursday – Sunday – In addition to all of the excitement surrounding the Summit, there’s an interesting exhibit this weekend at the Barnsdale, this Thursday through Sunday from noon until 6:00 P.M.  "The City Re-Emerged When We Arrived" is a collaborative project by Aurisha Smolarski, Doarn Mcgee and Somerset Waters.  In their own words:

With
the use of video and music, the participants will bike their way
through Los Angeles on a visual and auditory journey from past to
present experiencing the once vital Los Angeles, a city boasting of
sustainable landscape, that has been taken over by the motor vehicle
and concrete landscape.

 

Friday – UCLA clearly doesn’t want to be left out of all the fun this weekend and has their own day-long lecture series on solving L.A.’s transportation crisis.  The series runs from eight in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon and features some local heavyweights.  For more information, click here.

Saturday – Is the Street Summit?  Need I say more?  If so, I’ll let the Summit leaders do so here.

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